Hello and Welcome to the September issue of the OkayNowWhat Newsletter!
September is the month when we experience a transition. Summer is over - even if the weather is still summer-like. We turn our attention to the changing season and the holidays that are not too far off into the future. We also see the switch over from lazy days relaxing or vacationing to getting our children ready for a return to school (whether in person or remote). With that in mind, I invite you to view this video and reflect on whether it is also time for you to consider a change of greater importance than switching from shorts and bathing suits to sweaters and long-sleeved shirts. Perhaps through some mentorship and guidance and a whole lot of fun, we can help you graduate this next phase of life with a successful business!
Click on the image below to view a 7 1/2 minute video on what the training will contain.
Taking it step-by-step, we can help you build:
1. A business strategy and plan to follow
2. A marketing plan that attracts prospects to you
3. A sales plan that converts prospects into customers
4. A deeper understanding of the true financial measures needed to run a business successfully
5. MOST IMPORTANTLY - An entrepreneurial mindset for achievement and accomplishment.
I am ready to help you launch that business dream that is lurking within you and guide you through the fear, sense of overwhelm, doubts, and uncertainty. Together, we can map out your future success! I offer one-on-one personal coaching of varying lengths and online training that can you take at your own pace to learn and apply the lessons needed to begin the journey toward business ownership.
Click here to register for this interactive mentoring program to get you closer to answering, "OKAY, NOW WHAT?" We are running a special price in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on people's lives the last 18 months. Ordinarily, this mentoring program is $850. Through the end of the year, you can sign up for $497. A savings of 40%!
There is NO RISK - If you do the work and participate as required, we will refund your money if you are not satisfied.
Facebook Group Invitation
Click on image to be taken to a short video explaining the Facebook Group. It is a private group that will allow us to work collaboratively to launch your business! Join colleagues, experts, and experienced business owners in this community who will share their successes, their challenges, their insights, and their ideas with each other.
The "Real" New Year's Day
Although we know that December 31st into January 1st is New Year's Eve and we recognize that as the start of the New Year, for most of us, it is truly the School Year and Labor Day (here in the United States) that is the division between years. Especially this year, with the Covid-19 impact on all of us, it has caused us to look inward and truly determine of this is the year we make changes that will impact our future trajectory. With that in mind:
Do you consider yourself lucky when you go to start your car and it won't start - because that means you won't have to go to work that day? Is the thought of working at your current job so de-motivating that you almost wish that you could get stuck somewhere without passable roads and no internet service?
Perhaps you have looked around and noticed industry consolidation and wonder when your company may be next? Or, given the cost-cutting measures employed by so many companies, you have seen colleagues furloughed and laid-off and you fear that your turn may be next.
Or maybe you have grown so tired of not being appreciated by your boss that you are counting the days until you can retire and be rid of this job, the boss, and the stress of working in a joyless and soul-stealing environment.
You have experience, expertise, and a desire for doing something with meaning - if you could just get the confidence and the right mentor to help you do things your way - the right way!
Now is the time for you to think about your own independence and start working toward upgrading your "side hustle" or even launching your own business. Your skills and knowledge can be applied to YOUR business and not simply be employed to build someone else's business. You have what it takes to do it on your own!
With that in mind, isn't it time that you also look inward and appreciate your own skills, contributions, abilities and readiness to take the next steps in your own life by finally giving yourself permission to pursue starting your own business? Haven't you pondered it, thought to yourself - "someday, I will..." long enough?
If you are already feeling a sense of dread or overwhelm at what you see as the enormity of the task, rest assured that we can make progress together by treating this like we are going bowling - we will "set them up and knock them down!"
1. We will determine what you are passionate about and what you love to do in your professional life.
2. We will explore what you are good at doing (which may or may not align with what you are passionate about, which is OK. We will work to help them coexist)
3. We will ensure there is a market for your product or service ideas and learn how to best identify, target, and reach them.
4. We will confirm that there is a sufficient recognition of the value you provide so that you are fairly compensated.
5. And many more steps along the way of your journey.
ONW (OKAYNOWWHAT) INSIGHTS
After over 30 years working in corporate training, sales enablement, management and having worn the hats of; corporate employee, entrepreneur, author, academic, keynote speaker, and youth sports coach and mentor, I am now adding to my roster of jobs - business coach. While I still maintain the original businesses (www.zahnconsulting.com and www.workshop360.biz), I am now adding www.okaynowwhat.biz. It is through this new offering that I will assist new entrepreneurs, those considering becoming entrepreneurs, and business professionals who want to rekindle the spark they once had for the work they do - but have lost their passion over time.
I want to be of service - it is through that effort that the greatest rewards can be found and shared with others. Having seen and experienced much in my career from many different sides of business relationships, I want to share it with others and provide the learning to help others accomplish their goals.
Together, we CAN achieve great things. Working collaboratively and meeting each challenge as it arises and overcoming it until we feel completely confident in your ability to do so without guidance. Working with your own private cheering section to lift you up when you stumble and provide you with guardrails and a metaphorical safety harness when trying new things to expand your reach and capability.
If you are ready, so am I! We can do this! Click here to get started!
If you are certain you are ready to embark on your own business launch, you can schedule a no obligation "Chat and Chew With You" conversation to explore whether my business coaching is right for you, click here
One of the challenges of being in your own business, especially as a solopreneur (working by yourself for yourself), is keeping track of the people you have spoken with, what their needs are, where you left off the conversation, what remains to be done, or just notes you wish to keep about that contact. Writing on the back of a fast food receipt with the intention of converting it later never seems to work.
There is a tool with a FREE version called Pipedrive (www.pipedrive.com) that helps you coordinate and maintain order in your interactions with prospects and customers and helps make sense of your sales pipeline. This tool allows you to generate reports that permit you to better manage your burgeoning business with data and insights - and it is painless to use!
Try it. You will find a treasure trove of opportunity!
We are launching our hybrid ONLINE training with REMOTE VIRTUAL LIVE Coaching this month. Click here for details.
CONNECT WITH ME
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com (many of you were having trouble sending messages to me at the old email address. SPAM Filters were causing bouncebacks. We have switched hosting companies and changed the email address)
Facebook Group: Business Launch: From Fear To Fabulous
YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3sr9rvn